Form to gain consent from candidate to seek references
Letter providing a reference for a former employee
Letter rejecting a candidate because their references are unsatisfactory
Letter requesting a reference
Letter and form asking for consent to provision of special category data in reference
This letter can be used if a reference from an ex-employee's prospective employer ask for special category data in a reference. It asks the individual concerned whether they consent to the data being included in the reference.
Policy on giving references
This model policy can be used to set out the company’s position with regards to providing employment references. The template contains sections to cover who should be responsible for providing references, the content of references and matters relating to data protection.